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Ranchero Thinline (Spalted Maple)

US $5500 (with hard case)

This one-of-a-kind Ranchero has an awesome history! I originally built it with a one-piece cocobolo neck as a showpiece for a tradeshow. It went on to spend some time with various prospective dealers as a way to introduce myself and offer a sample of my work.

For the wood-porn fans: the top and back are spalted AND flamed, consecutively sliced book-matched maple.  The body core is South American mahogany.

When it finally made its way back to me I had forgotten how absolutely killer the top and back looked! It was also evident that it had been on the road for a while.  I love well-worn guitars, but a guitar like this deserved a royal make-over.  So, the body was stripped and re-shot with clear coat, and the cocobolo neck was replaced with a highly figured maple neck with a beautiful, chocolatey pau ferro fretboard.

The maple neck, thinline body construction, and wood combination make this guitar ring like a tuning fork, even unplugged!

If thinlines aren’t your thing, check the in-stock guitars page for other Rancheros.

Ready to ship!

The waiting list for a Ranchero is 5 months. This guitar is available now! Interested? Contact me if you want it, or have questions about the guitar.


  • Body: Maple / mahogany / maple
  • Neck: Highly figured maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Frets: 21 medium
  • Scale length: 25-1/2″
  • Pickups: Lollar P90
  • Controls: volume, tone, 3-way switch
  • Bridge: TonePros with locking studs
  • Nut: Bone (1-11/16″)
  • Tuners: Gotoh vintage
  • Other: Wooden cavity covers, strap locks, paper in oil capacitor, CTS pots, cloth wiring